If your website isn’t mobile friendly by now, chances are you are losing a substantial amount of customers as I type this. Statistics show in 2011 there was an estimated 5 billion phones in the world, 1 billion of which were smart phones. 84% of those 1 billion smart phones were used to browse the web, that’s 840,000,000 phones browsing the web. Now which website are you more likely to stay on, one that is mobile friendly or one that isn’t? (That’s a rhetorical question by the way).
Below is an Infographic from Splio with 10 basic tips about responsive design. Responsive Web Design is a web design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of re-sizing panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones).
To test is a website is responsive simply visit it on your computer, and click the restore down button at the top right of your browser window (to the left of the red close button) and drag the browser window from right to left. If it is responsive, the website will adapt to the window size accordingly. You can go ahead and test it here on Enfuzed! Yes we’re responsive!
Created by Splio
Sectioned layouts in web design is one of those big trends that is really taking storm. The thing that users like most about it is how the content is sectioned out on the page making it easier to read and tell things apart. Sectioned layouts are mainly used in single paged websites because it helps divide the different “pages”. A great example of how this trend has caught on is it’s use in the new twenty thirteen WordPress theme coming in WordPress 3.6. If you are indecisive on wanting to create a website with a sectioned layout, we can hope to persuade you with these 9 stunning websites that use sectioned layouts perfectly…
I stumbled across a few of these minimal movie poster designs on Pinterest and I knew, as soon as I seen them, that I had to make an article on them. So after about 10 seconds of digging I found the creator behind these pieces, Sabrina Jackson of Manchester, UK. You can follow Sabrina and her work on behance, Pinterest, Flickr, and Twitter.
This will be the first of many full features dedicated to a single designer. It will be a good way to help get talented and creative designers/artists recognized. Anyways, without further ado…
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Hot Fuzz
3. Scott Pilgrim vs The World
6. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
7. You’ve Got Mail
8. Almost Famous
9. The Green Mile
10. Fast Food Nation
11. Singin’ In The Rain
12. The Terminal
13. Tron Legacy
14. Slap Shot
Typography is in right now and what’s even more in is vintage/retro typography that you see on many websites and in many graphic designs. Many of you are probably wondering where you can get these awesome fonts and if they are free or not. Lucky for you, we made a list of 11 free vintage style fonts to download and use.
**Please note that while all of the fonts listed above are free to use both personally and commercially, it wouldn’t hurt to give the designers a little donation if you do use them to show them some appreciation.**
Today’s Infographic comes from SM2 (SM2 is a business intelligence platform that provides visibility into social media). This social media cheat sheet displays the top 9 social networks for business, the amount of users for each, as well as tips and pitfalls to avoid. The top 9 social networks include Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, and foursqaure.
Mobile app icon design is a very important part of marketing when it comes to getting noticed in the app store. I’ll be the first to say, when it comes to choosing an app, for me it usually comes down to how cool the app icon looks. Ultimately because I will be looking at it every time I get on my phone. So it’s important for companies to make an icon that will stand out.
Below I’ve compiled 25 app icons that will definitely get the consumers attention.
**Please note that most of these are just “for fun” and may not have actually been endorsed by said company.**
I’m a huge fan of Dribbble, I’ve spent countless hours browsing the site, getting ideas, and sparking my own creativity. If you haven’t heard of Dribbble by now then it’s safe to say you’ve been hiding under a rock so I suggest you go check it out now.
Anyways, one of my favorite playoffs that I followed was the Global (Re) Brands Playoff. Designers had their go at re-designing a known companies logo that they thought needed it, or that they just felt like giving their own take on. So I picked 10 of the most creative ones to show off below.
**Note that these were all just for fun re-designs, none of them were endorsed or requested by the respective companies. You can view the original logos by clicking the links below each logo.**